The Painter and the Thief

Purchase a virtual screening of The Painter and the Thief now!

You can purchase a digital screening of The Painter and the Thief for only $3.99, after which you’ll have 72 hours to watch the film in a “virtual screening room” created just for patrons of the JBFC.

Each screening of The Painter and the Thief purchased during this period will provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and NEON—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About The Painter and the Thief:

2020. 106 m. Benjamin Ree. NEON. Norway. English/Norwegian with subtitles. NR.

Desperate for answers about the theft of two of her paintings, Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

There will be three virtual Q&As happening during this first week of this film’s release. Please click through here to see the dates and times of these great events!

How to watch:

1. Click this link to visit NEON’s virtual cinema platform, where your one-time purchase of $3.99 will give you access to your virtual ticket to view the film.

2. To ensure that you are able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period, you will be required to create a free account.

3. After you have created an account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours. You can view the film via the link in the receipt sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.

4. You will be able to easily watch the film at any time within this period on any of the following platforms:

a. SMART TV (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast)
b. MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android)
c. COMPUTER (by clicking on the link in your email receipt)

5. Need help? Please visit the ​FAQ page​ below or contact ​

6. Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at

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